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Old 05-26-2020, 10:47 AM
 
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Hello PT ,
Would you say that it's worth getting my second graders as a gift for the end of the school year a scholastic book where they would charge me $25 for speed express and $20 for the actual books, so I can have it for them in time to pick up with their belongings from school?

I am also doing cany awards for them which will cost me another $20 worth or so.

Not sure if it is worth it? Will they read it or toss it?


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For that cost, I would say no.

I normally buy them $1 books from scholastic, so itís under $20 total for the books.

Iím sure you could find less expensive stuff on amazon!
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Old 05-26-2020, 10:53 AM
 
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Not worth it. Candy awards are more than sufficient.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:04 AM
 
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No. I would print cute little cards off your computer, maybe with a class picture on them, and call it a day.
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:20 AM
 
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Nope, I wouldn't do it. I would do what hand suggested, actually. But if you're doing candy, I agree with Gromit that is more than enough.


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Old 05-26-2020, 11:33 AM
 
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Nope. Most won't read the book, anyway. A hand-written card/note would be way more meaningful.
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No. I used to pick out a book for each student and write a message inside the cover and was never thanked and some even complained they didnít like the book I picked out for them. I stopped. I used to do this at Christmas and at the end of the year. It hurt my feelings. I now wish everyone a nice summer. Thatís it. I think candy is fine.
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Old 05-26-2020, 01:20 PM
 
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No, I won't buy anything where it costs more to mail then the item.

I think if you are doing candy awards and all will be getting an award that shoulld be enough.

I always gave summer pencils.
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Old 05-26-2020, 02:32 PM
 
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I would not spend the money. I agree with a pp that very few children will actually read the book. I also like the idea of a hand written card if you want to do something- much cheaper and more meaningful!
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Old 05-26-2020, 04:02 PM
 
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Check out Dollar Tree, Dollar General, and 99 Cent stores. They often have cute options of something you might like to give, like books, coloring books, activitiy pads (with mazes, etc.), stickers, summer toys...


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Old 05-26-2020, 09:39 PM
 
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Lots of inexpensive ideas on Pinterest. One of my favorites was a grocery store bottle of water, a crazy straw, a packet of Kool Aid and a printable ďHave a Kool Summer!Ē tag. I would not spend that much money on the books.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:36 AM
 
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No, and I would add that I have never given students gifts at the end of the year in 34 years. At holidays they get maybe a candy cane or a themed pencil from the dollar store or a "no homework pass" that I create on the computer and print off on the school's colored printer. That seems to be their favorite
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:14 AM
 
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I love the candy awards. To save money all the kids get smarties candy no matter which award they get. The only candy bars are on the award which are printed at school.
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:36 AM
 
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I would say do what pleases you. None of us know the relationship you have with your kids. One day one of those kids may remember it and have it make a difference in their life. Someone mentioned a kid in here about a book he was given and it changed his life. If it makes you feel good to give kids a book and you can afford it is a no brainer.
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I would just stick with the candy awards- that is very nice of you! And maybe a short note on a card- they love notes from their teacher!
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Old 05-29-2020, 11:36 PM
 
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I would say no. It's not worth it.
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